There has been a lot of interest in the physiological effects of coffee on the human body. Unfortunately, the public often hears only the negative side of the story.
The truth is, results from studies examining the potential harmful effects of caffeine are contradictory and inconclusive. Certain tests have even indicated that drinking two to four cups of coffee a day may have beneficial effects.
The pleasant tartness of a fine coffee. Acid also describes coffee components which produce indigestion or nervousness in some individuals.
Describes the odor of freshly brewed coffee.
The sense of heaviness, richness or thickness when one tastes coffee.
Describes a lively mouth feel.
A trade phrase describing the art of extracting and tasting flavors from a small amount of ground beans brewed in a clear glass. This is the truest method to appraise good and bad characteristics in beans by taste and sight.
What distinguishes the taste of coffee once its acidity, body and aroma have been described.
Describes a thin, bright flavor.
Sweet bodied and smooth.
A full, heavy, sweet flavor.
Free from harshness in flavor.
Distinct and fruit-like taste.
The tones that reflect soil characteristics.